That's right ladies and gents and everything in between and not included, in a state where gay marriage is illegal, in a city that voted no to same-sex partner benefits, a new, openly gay mayor has been elected.
Card tricks aside, this is a day to celebrate, Parker won promising to keep Houston's safety, schools, economy, and finances in mind. Many believe that it was probably her financial restraint platform that pushed her out in front of Gene Locke. After five years of managing Houston's money as the city comptroller, she certainly has the experience. Now it will be Houston may tout the honor of being the largest U.S. city with an openly gay mayor.
So here's to you Annise Parker, for paving the way. May many follow in the footsteps of your sensible, butt-kicking shoes.
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